Family PACT


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Woman's face      DID YOU
KNOW YOUR
RELATIONSHIP
          AFFECTS YOUR
HEALTH?
                                                                                                                                                       

Are you in a HEALTHY relationship?

Ask yourself: 

  • Does my partner listen when I say no to sex?
  • Does my partner support my suing birth control?
  • Is my partner kind to me and respectful of my choices?

If you answered YES to these questions, it is likely that you are in a
healthy relationship. Studies show that this kind of relationship leads 
to better health, longer life, and helps your children.
 

                                                                                                                                                       

Are you in an UNHEALTHY relationship?

Ask yourself:

  • Does my partner mess with my birth control or try to get me pregnant
    when I don't want to be?
  • Does my partner refuse to use condoms when I ask?
  • Does my partner make me have sex when I don't want to?
  • Does my partner tell me who I can talk to or where I can go?

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, your health and safety
may be in danger.

                                                                                                                                                       

    Is your BODY being affected?

Ask yourself:

  • Has my partner given me an STI (sexually transmitted infection)?      
  • Am I afraid my partner would hurt me if I told him I had an STI
    and he needed to be treated too?
  • Have I hidden birth control from my partner so he won't get me
    pregnant?
  • Has my partner ever made me afraid or physically hurt me?

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, you may be at risk
for STI/HIV, unwanted pregnancies and serious injury.

                                                                                                                                                       

    Pressure to get Pregnant?

Ask yourself
Has my partner ever:

  • Tried to force or pressure me to become pregnant?      
  • Told me he would leave me if I didn't get pregnant?
  • Told me he would have a baby with someone else if I
    didn't get pregnant?
  • Hurt me physically because I didn't agree to get pregnant?

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions, you may be at high         
risk for an unplanned pregnancy.

                                                                                                                                                       

    Taking Control: 

Your partner may see pregnancy as a way to keep you in his life and keep
connected to you through a child--even if that isn't what you want.
If your partner pushes you to have sex, messes with your birth control or
refuses to use condoms:

  • Talk to your health care provider about birth control that you can
    control that your partner doesn't have to know about (examples--
    IUC, Emergency Contraception (EC), Depo, Implanon).      
  • Talk to someone you trust about what is going on with your partner.
  • Ask your provider about local and national programs to help women
    struggling in their relationships with control or abuse.
                                                                                                                                                       

    If you are being hurt by a partner it
is not your fault. You deserve to be
safe and healthy.
 

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
  • Prepare an emergency kit in case you have to leave suddenly with:  
    money, checkbook, keys, medicines, a change of clothes, and
    important documents.
  • Talk to your Family PACT provider who can provide a private
    phone for you to use to call for help.
                                                                                                                                                       

Family Violence
Prevention Fund

www.endabuse.org

Department of Health Care Services Family PACT logo

©2010 Family Violence Prevention Fund.
All rights reserved.
Funded in part by the Administration for
Children, Youth and Families, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services
and The
William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation.

All national hotlines can connect
youto your local resources and
provide support:

For help 24 hours a day, call:

National Domestic Violence Hotline  
1-800 799-7233
TTY 1-800 787-3224

Teen Domestic Violence Hotline
1-866 331-9474

Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800 656-4673

To find a Family PACT provider
near you
1-800-942-1054
or go to www.FamilyPACT.org